Last November, I had A LOT of crochet projects going on, and was struggling to really get anywhere with them or focus on them. So I decided to start a ‘Bitches Get Shit Done’ book to help me keep track of everything, and stay motivated to actually do it, and to hold myself accountable for it.
It worked! And I loved the feeling of making a list for every day in the week, then crossing off that list every day. It really helped me not only with my crochet projects, but also with the things that I needed to do but never actually got around to doing. You know, ‘I really need to do X’ and then just keep on not doing it. If I wrote it down, it would get done.
So I kept it up through December and January, until I ran out of pages.
I used a 100 page ruled notebook that I bought on clearance at Target a few years ago. It was the perfect size. I had actually bought two of them, so I set up the second one for the months of February, March, and April.
It’s not that big, just 7 inches by 5 inches, but it’s the perfect size for me. I can fit three months in one notebook.
My motivational inside cover quote, and some gold stars and happy stickers for when I finish everything on a page. You’re never too old for gold stars and stickers!
I like to have a small, pull-out calendar so that I don’t have to keep flipping back and forth as I plan my week. I printed this one off the internet. For this month I used the pocket that was already there, but for the other months I’ll add a pocket to the back of the last page of the previous month.
My life is not that busy to warrant a full, real, planner/bullet-journal deal – as you can see. I don’t have kids to shuttle around, I don’t have appointments to keep, I just have work and me and the things I want/need to get done. So this works for me. Each page is one day, and since I don’t have that super busy life, it’s plenty of room.
In my previous book I did paste down movie/event tickets, and pictures I took, so it worked as little mini-journal as well as a planner. Since I don’t do an actual journal journal, I really enjoyed that part.
I also like to keep track of how many books I read in a month, and how many times I go walking. Last month’s totals are in the lower right corners of the pages.
I’m really looking forward to filling this up, lol. All those clean, empty pages are just full of possibilities!